3 things the Toronto Maple Leafs need to avoid being swept

The Boston Bruins got the job done on home ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins - Game One
Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins - Game One / Brian Fluharty/GettyImages
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Toronto must find a way to break through on Boston goaltending

Jeremy Swayman was incredible in game number one. He made 35 saves on 36 shots. The "Deserve To Win O'Meter" gave the Leafs an 85.4 percent chance to win the game based on their play and they lost by four.

The Leafs must break through if they are going to even win a game in this series. Jeremy Swayman was locked in and it is going to take some very strong play to beat him. Deflections, rebounds, and smart shot decisions are the only way they will get through to beat him.

Another problem for the Leafs is that the Bruins also have Linus Ullmark. The 2023 Vezina Trophy winner is equally as incredible as Swayman. If the Bruins are smart, they will continue the rotation that they've had for the last handful of years.

No matter who is in the net, however, the Leafs need to find a way to make it hard on them. Both of them are elite and both of them can only be beaten with traffic in front and smart play.

Swayman made some good saves on Saturday night but the Leafs clearly weren't good enough. If they don't, they won't win.

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